Cheddar & Artichoke Pizza


Cheddar & Artichoke Pizza

“Most Aussome Recipe Contest Entry” Shauna H.

A cheesy sharp cheddar sauce tops this California style pizza.  Creamy artichokes and fresh spinach add a bright touch.

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • For the crust:
  • 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 Tbs olive oil divided
  • For the cream sauce:
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Old Croc Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • For the toppings:
  • 1 1/2 Cups freshly grated Old Croc Sharp Cheddar Cheese divided
  • 1 can artichoke hearts quartered
  • 1 Cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes


  1. Place the yeast & sugar in the warm water. Stir, let sit 15 min. Mix flour, salt, 3 tbs of the oil, and the yeasty water to form a ball. Coat a bowl with remaining olive oil and place dough in it. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 500. Stretch dough onto a pizza pan. Par bake for 4 minutes.
  3. Make the sauce by melting the butter in a sauce pan. Add the cream, cheddar, and pepper. Heat over medium low until warm. Spread the cheese sauce on the crust. Top with 1 1/4 Cups Cheddar, the artichoke hearts, and the spinach. Bake another four to six minutes until the crust is golden. Top the pie with the remaining cheddar and the chili flakes.